IDGAF, Except When I Do

I never know what to say to friends when they get bad news like this. Who does? I’ll be working on that, and in the meantime calling up good memories of our times together. […]

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Saturday Morning Updates

We were to have a full house for Thanksgiving, so we started cleaning the dining and living room for company. By “we” I mean Donna, but I’m helping with furniture, moving it around while she tackles different sections of carpet with a shampooer. By “were” I mean Donna’s sister Georgianna and her husband Don have […]

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My Sister Sue

My sister Susan was born on the 4th of April, 1948, a year and a half after I came into the world; that’s us playing in the front yard of our grandparents’ home in Jackson, Missouri, some time in the early 1950s.

That old photo illustrates our relationship as children: although we lived together, sometimes […]

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Schatzi

It’s extraordinarily difficult to write about Schatzi, to share our loss with others. To some degree, though, it’s my way of coping. […]

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